Easy IronMan Arc Reactor Necklace





Introduction: Easy IronMan Arc Reactor Necklace

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Today I will show you how to make a easy IronMan arc reactor necklace out of a DVD drive motor and a blue LED.

Step 1: Tools and Parts

The tools and parts you need are:

  • DVD motor
  • Long piece of wire
  • To small Neodymium magnets
  • Wire stripers
  • Pliers
  • Hot Glue gun
  • Drill
  • Grinder

Step 2: Removing Your Rotor With Windings

First you pry the off the stator (or case) of the motor. I used a flathead screwdriver to pry it off. Now grind the bottom of the center piece and drill or tap out the center piece from the rotor.

Step 3: LED and Hot Glue

Now grind the LED down to about 1mm from the metal inside the LED and Hot Glue the LED in the rotor. Sand down the dome of Hot Glue to make it look more realistic.

Step 4: Power and Wire

Cut and strip the wires and connect it to the LED and Hot Glue the wires in place. Twist the wire on the magnet and Hot Glue it in place then mark the polarities on the magnet. Connect the button cell batteries between the magnets and it will light up. If it dose not light up check the polarities and the LED connections.

Step 5: Have Fun

Now go and show off your new IronMan Arc Reactor necklace to your friends and family. Show me what you improved and have fun.

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Such a cool project! Did you clamp the piece when drilling out the center?

Yes it is and you can find about 2-3 motors in every computer.

Your welcome, Looks very nice

voted originaly my idea but still glad people are learning how to do it

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Thanks, I didn't know that

Love this!!!

Who would have thought Iron Man was so Green (up Cycling)

The Hulk aint got nothing on this!


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Thanks, I really appreciate it.

I love this! Nothing like a little Arc Reactor to tie your whole ensemble together.

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Thanks, Glad you liked it.

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